Man ‘ran off laughing’ after punching 13-year-old boy in the face in Lowestoft

Police are investigating a robbery at a post office in Colchester (stock image). Picture:Sarah Lucy

Police are investigating a robbery at a post office in Colchester (stock image). Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information after a man punched a 13-year-old boy in the face in Lowestoft and ‘ran off laughing’.

The assault took place at around 4.30pm on Sunday, October 8, on St Peter’s Street close to the Tudor Rose pub.

According to a police spokesman, the man approached the teenager and punched him the right eye.

The 13-year-old suffered blurred vision and a cut to the tongue as a result of the attack.

The spokesman said: “The offender then ran off laughing towards the town centre.”


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The suspect is described as around 5ft 9ins tall and was wearing a blue and white puffa jacket.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information that could assist officers in their investigation should contact PC Samantha Plummer at Lowestoft police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/65941/17 or call Crimestopers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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